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About sheslittletex

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    Intermediate Member
  • Birthday 06/27/1970

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    I am a mom of two daughters and a grandma to a two year little boy, who lives with me and I am helping to raise. I work in a small museum and I am working on getting my Masters degree.
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    Research. Antiquities. Hanging out with grandchild and daughters. Beach when I have time. Soccer. Hiking. Archaeology.
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    Anthropologist. Museum Assistant. Masters Student. Cheese Packager at a goat dairy
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I have decided to have the gastric sleeve, as this is the surgery recommended for Acro patients (see below). I am hoping to get my surgery on Sept 9, 2019. Bariatric Pal is a great place for me to connect with others in the process, as I live on the rural Island of Hawaii and support groups are limited. I have to fly to another island for the surgery and will be required to stay on that island for 10 days post-surgery. 
I have been steadily gaining for about 16 years. In 2009 I was diagnosed with a rare disease called Acromegaly. The weight gain was attributed to the disease and the medication that I was on until January of this year, when I went into remission. If all goes according to (my) plan, I will stay in remission and return to a weight I can be happy with.
Along with the weight gain, the disease causes major joint pain usually from arthritis as a result of bone growth. The disease alters people appearances in several ways as well, including enlargement of hands and feet, changes in shape of nose, forehead protrusion. I have been fortunate that my appearance did not change drastically, but I am definitely not shaped how I would choose: Large hands, wide feet, barrel shaped torso. I am hoping that with significant weightloss I can reclaim the me that I once knew. I would also like to feel less pain on my joints from the extra pounds, so that I can jump back in the trenches with colleagues (Archaeology). 

Age: 49
Height: 5 feet 5 inches
Starting Weight: 251 lbs
Weight on Day of Surgery: 222 lbs
Current Weight: 188.1 lbs
Goal Weight: 140 lbs
Weight Lost: 62.9 lbs
BMI: 31
Surgery: Gastric Sleeve
Surgery Status: Post Surgery
First Dr. Visit: 05/11/2019
Surgery Date: 09/10/2019
Hospital Stay: 2 Days
Surgery Funding: Insurance
Insurance Outcome: 1st Letter Approval